January 8th, 1985, was a Tuesday. It was Day 8 of 1985. The decade was the Eighties.
38 years, 8 months, and 19 days have passed since January 8th, 1985.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 8th, 1985.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Beverly Hills Cop" was at the top of the box office on January 8th, 1985.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 8th, 1985.
Popular music artists in 1985 included Wham!, Madonna, Foreigner, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears, Dire Straits and Paul Young.
The best NBA players in 1985 were Larry Bird, Bernard King, Moses Malone, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.
Movies released in 1985 included Back to the Future, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rocky IV, The Color Purple, Out of Africa, Cocoon, The Jewel of the Nile, Witness, The Goonies, Spies Like Us, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Commando, Teen Wolf and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.
In 1985, the best soccer players were Michel Platini, Diego Maradona, Preben Elkjær-Larsen, Bernd Schuster, Michael Laudrup, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Zbigniew Boniek, Oleg Protassov, Hans-Peter Briegel, Bryan Robson and Rinat Dassaev.
"Out of Africa" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985.
Deng Xiaoping was named Time Person of the Year in 1985 due to his economic reforms in China.
"We Are the World" by USA for Africa won a Grammy for 1985's Song of the Year.
Between June 1984 and August 1985, a serial killer nicknamed "The Night Stalker" was carrying out a home invasion and murder crime spree in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Richard Ramirez was later arrested and convicted of the crimes.
Strappy sandals, Keds, kitten-heeled sandals, and pumps were popular footwear in the mid-80s. Fashion became more colorful during this period. Popular clothing included long wool coats, long and bulky sweaters, jumpsuits, large scarves, beanies, leather gloves, long flared skirts, slim miniskirts, slightly tapered pants, and stirrup pants.
The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
Between September 1980 and August 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
Basic facts and information about this date:
Notable events that happened close to January 8th, 1985.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in January 1985.
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Animated series about an ongoing war between shape-shifting robots.
Sitcom series about a young girl being raised by a foster parent.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Starring David Hasselhoff.
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Trapper John, M.D.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
1985 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Astro, the Honda Integra, the Nissan Pathfinder, the Dodge Lancer, the Ford Scorpio and the Subaru XT.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1985.
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Dungeons & Dragons
Alvin and the Chipmunks
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1985.
Garbage Pail Kids (trading cards)
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
The Commodore 64
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1985.
Arcade game developed by Data East.
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 8th.
Historical weather information for January 8th, 1985.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 8th, 1985.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about January 8th, 1985.
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